Time waits for no one

Robert Morse, the actor who plays Bert Cooper on Mad Men was the star of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which was a hit musical from the 1960s. It was both a Broadway play and a movie.

This came up in a post on Facebook by Michael Swaine. He wondered how a young fan of Mad Men would feel about this. I suggested they might listen to an old Rolling Stones song.

Mind bomb!

Here’s something really twisted about Robert Morse/Bert Cooper. The movie, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying came out in 1967, which is roughly the time when Mad Men was taking place. The world of Sterling Cooper is contemporary with the movie.

That’s a mind bomb. I’m sure the people who run the TV show are aware of this. I’m surprised they didn’t have the movie show up in the story of the TV show. Wouldn’t it be cool if an actor playing Robert Morse met Bert Cooper? Would the world have blown up? Is that like the butterfly in the famous Ray Bradbury short story?

O the humanity!

But wait there’s more!

This is the first Scripting News post that’s rendered specially so it should look good on a mobile device.

I know I know, it took a long time. That’s why the title of this post is so relevant!

A picture of a slice of cheese cake.


About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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